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​Southern California wildfire prompts evacuations

FULLERTON, Calif. -- A Southern California brushfire has prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes near the border of Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Fullerton Deputy Chief Julie Kunze says 12 streets have been ordered evacuated. Fullerton police were going door to door, ordering people out.

Kunze says the 15-acre blaze was reported around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Although winds were light, the blaze quickly threw lines of flame through brushy ridges and draws ringed by hundreds of homes.

CBS Los Angeles reported four LA Fire Department helicopters, two super scoopers and at least 15 fire engines were on the scene.

The former oil-drilling land is crisscrossed by dirt trails and sits amid dense housing developments.

Fire engines are protecting the closest cul-de-sacs.

Residents say the drought-stricken chaparral and grass hasn't burned for at least 25 years.

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